Good health requires a daily commitment! In that spirit, this week, National Public Health Week – April 2-6, 2018 – is a chance to think about how we can help ourselves, families and communities become healthier. “National Public Health Week is a chance for us to highlight all the services available to citizens to improve […]
The impact of legalization of marijuana is far more involved than we may anticipate, including the potential for long-term debilitating effects on personal health, and an impact on educational and health care systems. JoEllen Tarallo, Ed.D., MCHES, FASHA, Director, CHL Should we be concerned about increased use of marijuana, now commonly referred to as cannabis, […]
“Addressing the health and well-being of America’s students is paramount to comprehensive education reform and a proven strategy for school turnaround.” American School Health Association Anyone who believes that healthier students are better learners wants to pay attention now to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the opportunities it provides. ESSA is the education […]
September was Suicide Prevention Month, which brought awareness to the fact that suicide is a preventable public health issue.
Vermont’s suicide rate is higher than the national average by about 30 percent. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2014 Vermont’s rate was 19 people per 100,000,compared to 13 per 100,000 nationally. Additionally, 48 percent of Vermont suicides involved guns. Since last year, firearms groups and suicide prevention advocates have been working together […]
Zero Suicide is a commitment to suicide prevention in health care systems and is also a specific set of strategies. Listen to our Executive Director, Dr. JoEllen Tarallo – along with Dr. Stephen Broer, Director of Behavioral Health Services at Northwestern Counseling & Support Services – discuss suicide prevention strategies in this live interview with […]